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6 inch Talo Gp100 on the way...

Post by FreuderLocks » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:40 am

Broke down and decided I am going to hunt a deer next year, as well as star shooting distance, with a revolver.

So, for a combined 2 birthday presents plus Christmas (since I bought it for myself lol) I ordered a Ruger GP100 Talk 6" barrel with an unfluted cylinder.

I also ordered a Jack Wiegand no tap/drill rail and a Simmons ProHunter 2-6x32 long eye relief scope. (Part # 822010)

Here's the rub. I'm really unsure what rings I need and what will fit. I'm fairly unfamiliar with optics. I'm aware of how they work but I don't have much expensive setting them up, sale on a handgun. Recommendations and advice are greatly appreciated. I'll post pics when I take possession of the firearm, hopefully in the next day or so.

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Re: 6 inch Talo Gp100 on the way...

Post by The Twizzler » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:14 pm

This is a list from Ruger for their rings for the redhawk. I would think this would apply to your GP100 but if not here is the link with a dowloadble chart for all Ruger Gun Rings and sizes.
http://shopruger.com/PDF/ScopeRingChart.pdf


Scope Tube Diameter Scope Objective Diameter Scope Height Front Scope Ring Rear Scope Ring
1 inch 42MM Medium 4K 4K
1 inch 52MM High 5K 5K
1 inch 62MM X-High 6K 6K
30MM 42MM 30MM Medium 4K30 4K30
30MM 52MM 30MM High 5K30 5K30
30MM 62MM 30MM X-High 6K30 6K30
Key: 3-Low Ring, 4-Medium Ring, 5-High Ring, 6-Extra High Ring
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Re: 6 inch Talo Gp100 on the way...

Post by brothaman » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:05 pm

Any Medium ring will do. However, I think you'd like low rings if they will work. Once you get the scope rail mounted, go to your LGS with the scope. They should left you try a few rings for fitment.

Here's a pistol I just got together. Bull barrel, Scope mount is standard thickness of what you'd have on a rifle, Medium ring 32mm obj scope. I'd like a low ring, but on my gun it would interfere with the hammer. I could get a hammer spur and use low rings,.. but ehh,.. I'm kinda just rocking this as is.
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Your setup would likely allow you to run low rings as you can get the whole scope over the gun. Just make sure the Eye relief is still good an the length of your arms on High zoom. I will tell you this, the higher the zoom the closer you have to get to the scope. You'll likely be running that scope a 3-4x all the time lest you get smacked in in the head. But,.. that all depends on the scope. Some are better than others. I have Bushnell that's more forgiving with the eye relief than the Burris I'm using now.
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Post by FreuderLocks » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:50 am

I ended up just putting Williams firesight fiber optics on the gp100 and used the supplied rights for my SRH to mount a Simmons ProHunter 2-6x32 on the Super Redhawk instead. I can't see shooting .357 more than 50 yards although I do plan to take a deer this year with the Super Redhawk instead. The eye relief is something to be desired, as I increase the magnification I have to hold my ar!S out almost completely straight, might warrant a scope mount that moves the scope forward a few inches!
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Re: 6 inch Talo Gp100 on the way...

Post by brothaman » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:07 am

Handgun scopes are funny over 4x. I've got a my Burris I have to get closer over 4x. I've found that 4x is my limit for comfortable shooting with a scoped handgun anyway.
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Post by w3rdtoyamama » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:56 pm

I have the gp100 6" ss. Besides the oversized hogue, its my favorite.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:51 pm

I purchased a plain blued 6 inch GP100 a couple years back and I like it. I wanted the stainless model, but my FFL dealer was having a really hard time finding one.
w3rdtoyamama wrote:I have the gp100 6" ss. Besides the oversized hogue, its my favorite.
Try the Pachmayr Diamond Pro grips. I've got one on my GP100 and it fits my hands perfectly and I've got large hands. The Pachmayr grip fits better than the factory Hogue one and is more comfortable as well.

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Re: 6 inch Talo Gp100 on the way...

Post by gorilla0712 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:26 pm

FreuderLocks wrote:Broke down and decided I am going to hunt a deer next year, as well as star shooting distance, with a revolver.

So, for a combined 2 birthday presents plus Christmas (since I bought it for myself lol) I ordered a Ruger GP100 Talk 6" barrel with an unfluted cylinder.

I also ordered a Jack Wiegand no tap/drill rail and a Simmons ProHunter 2-6x32 long eye relief scope. (Part # 822010)

Here's the rub. I'm really unsure what rings I need and what will fit. I'm fairly unfamiliar with optics. I'm aware of how they work but I don't have much expensive setting them up, sale on a handgun. Recommendations and advice are greatly appreciated. I'll post pics when I take possession of the firearm, hopefully in the next day or so.

-FreuderLocks

Edit: spelling
You will love that Ruger. The GP100 Unfluted TALO is a beautiful gun. I have one and I replaced the wood grips with Hogue grips from a Ruger Alaskan and I swapped the front sight for a Litewave fiber optic. I snagged a TALO GP100 Wiley Clapp stainless at the same time and added Pachmayr Diamond Pro grips to that one.
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Re: 6 inch Talo Gp100 on the way...

Post by AK49er » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:16 am

With the Weigland mount, you will need rings for a Picatinnny / Weaver base. Will likely require medium height to clear a 32mm objective (front) lens on that scope.
I strongly recommend a mount like the Warnes (part number 201S) 1" medium silver ring or a Weaver Quad Lock 1" Medium Ring (p/n 49055).
The double screws give extra clamping pressure to insure the scope doesn't move.

When you mount the bases, make sure the front base is as far forward in the slot as possible to prevent movement under recoil. I like to put the rear base as far back in the slot as possible to insure the scope cannot move if the gun is dropped on the butt.

Prior to mounting the scope, look through the scope at a blank white wall 30-40 feet away. If you don't have perfect 20/20 vision, the crosshairs may be fuzzy.
The rear scope bell should have a diaopter adjustment (not the zoom adjustment, the focus adjustment). Adjust the focus until the crosshairs are sharp and clear.

When you mount the scope, you will want to adjust it front-to-back in the rings such that in your standard shooting stance (isosceles / Weaver /etc) you have full field of view at 2-3 power.
As a heads up, less expensive scopes like the Simmons tend to have a much short focus length (sweet spot for full field of view) than high end scopes like Leopold as well as being a bit dimmer.

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Re: 6 inch Talo Gp100 on the way...

Post by gorilla0712 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:32 pm

FreuderLocks wrote:Broke down and decided I am going to hunt a deer next year, as well as star shooting distance, with a revolver.

So, for a combined 2 birthday presents plus Christmas (since I bought it for myself lol) I ordered a Ruger GP100 Talk 6" barrel with an unfluted cylinder.

I also ordered a Jack Wiegand no tap/drill rail and a Simmons ProHunter 2-6x32 long eye relief scope. (Part # 822010)

Here's the rub. I'm really unsure what rings I need and what will fit. I'm fairly unfamiliar with optics. I'm aware of how they work but I don't have much expensive setting them up, sale on a handgun. Recommendations and advice are greatly appreciated. I'll post pics when I take possession of the firearm, hopefully in the next day or so.

-FreuderLocks

Edit: spelling
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Re: 6 inch Talo Gp100 on the way...

Post by brothaman » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:15 am

Hey,.. Where's the pitchurz of the gun!?
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